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orpine

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noun or·pine \ˈȯr-pən\

Definition of orpine

  1. :  an herb (Sedum telephium of the family Crassulaceae, the orpine family) that has fleshy leaves and pink or purple flowers and was formerly used in folk medicine; broadly :  sedum



Origin of orpine

Middle English orpin, from Anglo-French, from orpiment


First Known Use: 14th century


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